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17 July 2024

Trial monitoring mission for the hearing in the trial against lawyers from Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

Türkiye

From 1 July 2024 to 4 July 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers representatives visited Turkey on a trial monitoring mission for a hearing in the trial against the lawyers from EHB (Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu, law firm of the oppressed). Lawyers for

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16 July 2024

Statement on the alleged enforced disappearance of Egyptian lawyer Ahmed Kassem

Egypt

Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concerns over the alleged enforced disappearance of Egyptian lawyer Ahmed Kassem since February 2024. According to the information received by Lawyers for Lawyers, Egyptian lawyer Ahmed Kassem was abducted from his home in Alexandria in August

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9 July 2024

Joint statement on the ninth anniversary of the 709 Crackdown

China

Today, 9 July 2024, marks the ninth anniversary of the ‘709 Crackdown’ on 9 July 2015, when over twenty lawyers, staffers, human rights defenders were arrested and nearly 300 lawyers and human rights defenders were summoned and questioned during the

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2 July 2024

Attack and robbery of Ugandan environmental and human rights lawyer Kato Tumusiime

Uganda

Lawyers for Lawyers (L4L) expresses concerns about the attack on Ugandan environmental and human rights lawyer Kato Tumusiime which occurred on April 17th 2024, and its implications for environmental lawyers’ ability to carry out their work free from unjust intervention. 

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26 June 2024

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: public letter to the Belarusian authorities on the continued incommunicado detention of Maksim Znak

Belarus

On 26 June, the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Lawyers for Lawyers expresses concern over the continued incommunicado detention of lawyer Maksim Znak. According to information received, Mr Znak has now been refused access to his family

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24 June 2024

Kyrgyz Republic: lawyers Erkin Sadanbekov and Kantemir Turdaliev harassed

Kyrgyzstan

Lawyers for Lawyers is concerned over recent reports that two lawyers and their families suffered arbitrary harassment by Kyrgyz security forces. On different occasions, Erkin Sadanbekov and Kantemir Turdaliev were forcibly taken to court while on sick leave. These unlawful

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19 June 2024

Impunity prevails in the case of the killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi: Diyarbakir high criminal court acquits defendants

Türkiye

Diyarbakır, Turkey – On 12 June 2024, the Diyarbakır 10th High Cirminal Court acquitted the three defendants of all charges in the case of the unlawful killing of lawyer and former president of the Diyarbakır Bar Association, Tahir Elçi. This

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17 June 2024

Independent international delegation concludes fact finding mission on attacks on Philippine lawyers, prosecutors, & judges

Philippines

Manila, 13 June 2024 – Today a 12-member independent international delegation known as the “Caravana Filipina” concluded its ten-day mission studying the scores of attacks on Philippine lawyers, prosecutors, and judges since 2016. The members of the delegation represent 10

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4 June 2024

Second hearing in the case of human rights lawyer Suleyman Sahin

Türkiye

On May 21st, the second hearing in the case of human rights lawyer Suleyman Sahin took place in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Representatives from Lawyers for Lawyers attended to show support and to observe whether the court adhered to international fair trial

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3 June 2024

Tunisian lawyers fight to restore democracy – Interview with Dalila Ben Mbarek Msadek

Tunisia

Tunisian President Kais Saied behaves like an autocrat, says lawyer Dalila Ben Mbarek Msadek, who is assisting opposition leaders and is now being prosecuted herself. Since the Arab Spring, Tunisia seemed to (re)find its way to democracy, but after current

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17 April 2024

Joint statement on the detention of Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife, activist Xu Yan

China

Lawyers for Lawyers and 29 other civil society organisations have issued a joint statement expressing their grave concern regarding the detention of human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife, activist Xu Yan. 13 April marks the first anniversary of

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7 April 2024

Trial monitoring mission in the trial against the lawyers from Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu

Türkiye

From 2 April 2024 to 7 April 2024, Lawyers for Lawyers representatives visited Turkey on a trial monitoring mission. This is a report about the mission and the hearing in the trial against the lawyers from EHB (Ezilenlerin Hukuk Bürosu;

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